Silk Road Reloaded, the latest version of the infamous darknet black market, has eschewed the Tor network for the little-known but more secure I2P network
Silk Road, its clones, and its successors alike have opted for Tor as their network of choice, but concerns over the level of anonymity the network provides, magnified by Edward Snowden’s revelations concerning the NSA’s PRISM spying program, have persuaded this latest iteration of Silk Road to move to I2P.
Silk Road Reloaded, unlike its originator, accepts cryptocurrencies Litecoin, Darkcoin, Anoncoin, and Dogecoin, as well as the traditional Bitcoin. Transactions made in currencies other than Bitcoin will be converted to Bitcoin through the site’s proprietary wallet.
The new service is said to be rather barren at present, but is expected to attract more activity over the coming months.